Leslie Ralph Eden

Death of Sergeant Leslie Ralph Eden of Bromley, Kent

Leslie Ralph Eden was a sergeant in the 83 Squadron of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  He lived in Bromley wth his aunt and cousins, but was educated and worked in Camberwell.

He was interred into the family grave in Camberwell New Cemetery , Grave 2094

Sergeant L.R. Eden, R.A.F.

We have to record the death on active service of Sergeant Leslie Ralph Eden, R.A.F. 

He was the only child of the late Mr J. Eden and of Mrs Eden, who lives with her sister, Mrs Frances Jordan, 104 Farnaby Road, Bromley.  His father died when he was a baby, and he was brought up with Mrs Jordan and family, his aunt and cousins.

Leslie Ralph Eden was 27 years of age.  He was educated at Wilson’s Grammar School, Camberwell, leaving school ar the age of 17.  Later he obtained an appointment as a slerk at Peckham, and when war broke out he volunteered for service as a wireless operator and air gunner.

Sergeant Eden had made himself popular with the officers and men both by his keenness and by his ability at his job.

Deep sympathy is offered to Mrs Eden, Mrs Jordan, and all the relatives.

Mr Leslie Eden belonged to the Peckham Conservative Club (Hanover Park) and Norfolk House Club (Queen’s Road, Peckham).  He was much licked by the members, who were grieved when the news of his death reached them.

Cremation was at Honour Oak Crematorium on Wednesday afternoon.  It was an Air Force funeral, and the service was conducted by an Air Force chaplain,  Yesterday afternoon the ashes were interred in the family grave at Camberwell New Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements by Messrs Francis Chappell and Soons, High Street, Bromley.

Sources:
Bromley & District Times,  April 1941

CWCG website

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